Microneedling and Micorchanneling are becoming two of the most popular and effective treatments used today for skin rejuvenation. With its popularity and the ever-changing search for more effective skin procedures arose the development of Nano Needling (microchanneling) and Microneedling. This, of course, brings some confusion so my goal is to explain the differences so there is a clear understanding.    

Similarities Between Nano and Microneedling

Both the Nano and microneedling treatments use a pen-like device that oscillates a tip up and down to stimulate a skin reaction. They both induce cell turnover, serum infusion and provoke results in skin transformation: skin texture, pore size, skin repair, scar repair and overall better skin rejuvenation.

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The Microneedling Difference

To understand the difference let’s start with microneedling. This procedure uses an actual needle cartridge with 12 fine pins that can be adjusted to different depths. This allows the practitioner to use superficial settings (0.5 mm) for delicate areas around the eyes and deeper depths (2.0-2.5 mm) for acne scars and wrinkles. The micro-injuries caused by the procedure stimulate the body’s natural healing process, increasing collagen and elastin production to promote skin rejuvenation. This procedure can also be effective for fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, surgical scars and stretch marks. The skin is numbed for this treatment and there is about 24 hours of downtime where the skin looks like it was sunburned. These treatments are done monthly usually in a series of 3-6 treatments, depending on your age and skin condition. A consultation is necessary.

Nano Needling

Nano needling, on the other hand, works a little different. It does use the same type of oscillating motion to treat the skin but the cartridge encompasses 81 silicone tips. These microscopic hair-like cones separate the cells within the epidermis to allow active products to be pushed into the skin. Nano needling only affects the epidermis, treating within the upper .25 mm of the skin. The benefits of this serum infusion treatment include pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation, lift and tone and an immediate glow with no downtime. This treatment can be done weekly or monthly, in a series of 6 depending on what you are trying to achieve.

Needling Pens

Both procedures have the ability to transform the skin if used for the right skin condition with an educated practitioner. You can also alternate between these treatments to achieve amazing skin.

Microneedling is a Perfect Treatment Method for Acne Scars

Acne scars are scars that creates an indentation on the skin. This commonly happens when an individual attempts to pop a pimple and ends up bruising the skin causing the blemish to get even worse. The cell wall under the skin ruptures and produces scar tissue. The pimple gets even more irritated and enlarged which produces a scar that never goes away. So, make sure you stop picking those pimples! No one wants scarring for life to help remind them they previously had an acne condition.

If you currently have acne scars, let me help you to eliminate them. If your acne is now manageable and you are not breaking out, micro-needling is the solution. This treatment truly breaks up the scar tissue throughout the scar and the skin slowly and gradually smooths out. After multiple treatments, the scar tissue starts to relax and the skin begins to smooth out.

The micro-needling solution induces collagen (the foundation of the skin) and the epidermis repairs itself. There is hardly any recovery time. The day of the treatment, your skin looks sunburned. The following day the skin might be pink but growth factors, acne preventing makeup, and sunscreen can be applied. No one is ever going to know you had any needling work carried out.

Micro-needling is going to take several procedures. I generally recommend about 4-6 treatment procedures spaced a month apart. The number of procedures will depend on your skin and what you are seeking to enhance. As the recovery proceeds, the skin could possibly be slightly flakey but nothing you can’t handle, and you most certainly do not need to hide out like you do with laser treatment options. An personal assessment is needed to evaluate your particular skin issues.


Working with the kind of hand rollers, you get from Amazon is not an effective alternative. You require a specific depth and uniform treatment throughout the skin to deal with acne scarring. Rollers will never do the job. Please don’t try to save cash doing this yourself. Contamination and more swelling could be the unwanted side effects. Some self-made skin care products and solutions are also a hit or miss, so make certain to go over this with a specialist.

The Miracle of Micro-needling

In conclusion: microneedling is an exceptional cosmetic solution. This treatment uses collagen induction therapy to get rid of and decrease the presence of:

  • wrinkles
  • fine lines
  • stretch marks
  • acne scars
  • large pores
  • skin texture
  • surgical scars

Collagen and elastin are the foundations of the skin that maintain smooth skin. When your collagen and elastin cease working from ageing, sun damage or scarring, the skin becomes slack, wrinkles and loses its vibrant beauty. By using needling and collagen induction, the skin recovers its smooth complexion and begins to look a great deal more vibrant.

Scaring, because of acne, being pregnant, accident or surgical treatment, can be significantly improved upon when needling disperses the scar tissue and the skin repairs itself.

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